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Systems Mapping as a Tool for Action 9:00 am
Systems Mapping as a Tool for Action @ Online
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Interested in complex system mapping, but unsure about how it can help you find solutions to public health challenges in your own work? The Health Foundation is hosting a webinar for public health professionals exploring how to use system mapping as a tool for action. By registering for this webinar you will have the chance to: Hear practical examples of how system mapping has helped change how complex public health problems have been tackled, from the UK and further afield. Learn how to start using these approaches in your own work in public health. Discover how ‘thinking like a system’ can help you identify innovative ways to take action to improve population health. This webinar is hosted by The Health Foundation.
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How Childhood Trauma Affects Brain Development to Influence Mental Health and Addiction – And What We Can Do About It 2:00 pm
How Childhood Trauma Affects Brain Development to Influence Mental Health and Addiction – And What We Can Do About It @ Online
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
This webinar will give an overview of the body of knowledge that describes how experiences at sensitive periods of development change the brain in ways that increase or decrease risk for later physical and mental illness, including addiction (“The Brain Story”). In addition, it will demonstrate how this knowledge can be used to transform policy and practice. Dr. Nicole Sherren will discuss core story of early brain development and the impacts of toxic stress on physical and mental health outcomes. Cynthia Wild will describe how she has integrated this knowledge into the workplace, and how this has helped guide everything from service provision to grant development. Join in exploring how understanding brain architecture can lead to broader, system level changes throughout society, including how law enforcement, medical professionals, and government officials treat those with addiction and mental health challenges. This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada & the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.
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Understanding the Duty to Accommodate Under the Human Rights Code for Mental Health, Disability, and Medical Marijuana 9:00 am
Understanding the Duty to Accommodate Under the Human Rights Code for Mental Health, Disability, and Medical Marijuana @ ECCDC
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
All Child Care Executive Directors, Supervisors, Owners, and Boards of Directors should have a clear understanding regarding their roles and responsibilities related to requests for accommodation in the workplace. Over the next few years organizations will continue to face significant challenges to meet legislative changes related to the duty to accommodate under the Ontario Human Rights Code, and accessibility in the workplace. As a best practice, organizations should be proactive in developing policies and strategies for addressing staff requests for medical marijuana, disability, and mental health accommodations. This interactive seminar will focus “best” practices on: How to deal with employee requests for accommodation What information can you ask for in an accommodation request Understanding your organization’s obligations regarding Human Rights and the duty to accommodate How to avoid discrimination complaints related to Human Rights Mental Health disabilities & accommodations Medical Marijuana Your duties under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act $75 continental breakfast. This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 11:00 am
Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Royal Canadian Legion #230
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. Spotlight agency: Ridgeway Legion (85th anniversary year) This session is a potluck lunch. To be part of this session, contact Tamara Coleman-Lawrie at tamara.coleman-lawrie@unitedwayniagara.org.
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Internet, Gaming and Hyper-Sexual Addictions 12:00 pm
Internet, Gaming and Hyper-Sexual Addictions @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presented by: Michael Amlung, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at McMaster University Lana Vedelago, M.Sc. Student, Neuroscience Graduate Program Aims of the session: Present an overview of prevalence and proposed diagnostic criteria of problematic online gaming, internet addiction, and hyper sexuality. Expand on the relationships between these problematic behaviors and other issues like alcohol and substance use, impulsivity, and symptoms of mental illness. Present the current state of research on effective treatment strategies. Attend the session in-person or remotely. This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.
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Internet, Gaming and Hyper-Sexual Addictions 12:00 pm
Internet, Gaming and Hyper-Sexual Addictions @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presented by: Michael Amlung, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at McMaster University Lana Vedelago, M.Sc. Student, Neuroscience Graduate Program Aims of the session: Present an overview of prevalence and proposed diagnostic criteria of problematic online gaming, internet addiction, and hyper sexuality. Expand on the relationships between these problematic behaviors and other issues like alcohol and substance use, impulsivity, and symptoms of mental illness. Present the current state of research on effective treatment strategies. Attend the session in-person or remotely. This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.
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Dec
11
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Internet, Gaming and Hyper-Sexual Addictions @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by:

  • Michael Amlung, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at McMaster University
  • Lana Vedelago, M.Sc. Student, Neuroscience Graduate Program

Aims of the session:

  1. Present an overview of prevalence and proposed diagnostic criteria of problematic online gaming, internet addiction, and hyper sexuality.
  2. Expand on the relationships between these problematic behaviors and other issues like alcohol and substance use, impulsivity, and symptoms of mental illness.
  3. Present the current state of research on effective treatment strategies.

Attend the session in-person or remotely.

This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

Dec
12
Wed
Internet, Gaming and Hyper-Sexual Addictions @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by:

  • Michael Amlung, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at McMaster University
  • Lana Vedelago, M.Sc. Student, Neuroscience Graduate Program

Aims of the session:

  1. Present an overview of prevalence and proposed diagnostic criteria of problematic online gaming, internet addiction, and hyper sexuality.
  2. Expand on the relationships between these problematic behaviors and other issues like alcohol and substance use, impulsivity, and symptoms of mental illness.
  3. Present the current state of research on effective treatment strategies.

Attend the session in-person or remotely.

This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

Jan
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Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing @ Online
Jan 4 all-day

A free 10 week online certificate course about the main concepts, approaches and practices relevant to conducting evaluation of youth sector programs and initiatives.

In this certificate, participants will learn how to develop an evaluation plan, implement this plan and use the findings to improve their programs and share their impact.

This certificate is structured in a way that is flexible and easy for you to complete. All course content is available to you at once so that you can work through the modules at your own pace.

Applications are due on November 30, 2018.

This program is hosted by YouthREX.

Jan
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Business of Ageing Niagara Network January Event @ Niagara College
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN), launched by AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College, is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults.

Speaker: Mike Drak, co-author of Victory Lap Retirement
Topic: How to Design a Healthy Fulfilling Retirement Lifestyle

Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College, Welland Campus on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -7:30pm. Each meeting will have a relevant speaker/presentation topic for 30-45 minute, then 1.5-hour networking session. Refreshments will be served at each meeting.

BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a platform for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness.

This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.

Feb
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Using Spreadsheets in Program Evaluation @ Online
Feb 11 all-day

A free 4-week online certificate course about key concepts, tools and techniques required to manage, analyze and visualize quantitative data for a youth program evaluation.

In this certificate, participants will learn the key concepts, tools and techniques required to manage and analyze quantitative data for a youth program to be able to illustrate and communicate their evaluation story.

The certificate is designed to facilitate a foundational understanding of data management and analysis using spreadsheets within your program evaluation within the youth sector context. Frontline youth workers, management staff, and other professionals who have completed YouthREX’s introductory certificate: Understanding Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing (or equivalent), will find this certificate useful, particularly if working within a youth-led initiative.

Applications are due January 11, 2019.

This program is hosted by YouthREX.

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AGEWORKS – The Art of Ageing Forum @ Niagara College
Jun 26 – Jun 27 all-day

SAVE THE DATE: An assembly of thought leaders, organizations, media and individuals who want to make a difference, reduce ageist attitudes and reshape what it means to age.

Hosted by Niagara College, this two-day event includes 14 dynamic presenters covering a wide range of topics from “Ageing is Changing” to “Laugh Yourself Silly” with lunches by Niagara College Canadian Food and Wine Institute.

Networking events, art displays, and musical entertainment make this forum a must-attend if you plan on ageing anytime soon.

Program and registration information will be shared in the coming months.

This event is hosted by Niagara College & AGEWORKS.

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